margaritavirl

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About margaritavirl

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    2010 RX 350
  1. my 2010 came with a credit card key and traditional key fobs there were no issues getting the credit card key, in fact, when I was in looking at the vehicle the salesman was talking this up as a benefit (which for me, being female, isn't really a benefit, my big @ss purse holds the key fob just fine) :) but my husband loves his credit card key! I say fan the fire, get your credit card key :)
  2. I had a similar issue with mine at around 8,000km - dealer gave me the same explanation they gave you and suggested I replace some filters for $50 a pop. I couldn't understand how with such low mileage this could be the cause, but needless to say I wasn't going to spend a couple hundred dollars trying to replace filters on such a new vehicle. The smell actually stopped happening after a few weeks - not sure what that's about, but hang in there a bit longer and see if yours goes away too?
  3. Argh, aside from the no wait or pause on the bluetooth, this has to be my biggest frustration with my new RX350. I am a first-time Lexus owner and I'm not pleased that Lexus is so silent on such obvious design flaws. I'm guessing from your comments that the dealers aren't much help either?
  4. you can enter the wait or pause, but it doesn't actually work I came here looking and agree with previous poster, doesn't look like there is a solution for this obvious defect yet
  5. Pigs might learn to fly too. My point was just because some manufacturers allow it doesn't mean that all manufacturers are willing to take the risk...or that its a good idea. Most manufacturers lock out nav functions when moving. All kidding aside...its just not going to change. I've been around this company for a long time and I know how they do business. You will never see a Toyota nav system with unlocked controls when moving. One day the voice recognition technology will be there...but until then you're going to have to suffer through it. I don't understand - on my 2010 R350 the NAV is essentially blocked out, but you can use the voice command to enter a destination or display points of interest while you're driving. So really it's not a big deal to be locked out, you can still DELETE a destination while you're driving, you just have to use the voice command to enter one.
  6. ARGH! yes! I haven't been on this forum since February I think, this has to be my biggest beef with this vehicle. So much for hands-free.
  7. I see you're in Canada, I am as well. Unfortunately for us, XM in Canada is a HUGE PAIN to deal with. Did you only get a 3 week trial? You're supposed to get 6 months....... Hence why my issues with XM started - They deactivated my radio after 3 months - when the Lexus information AND the XM Canada website clearly state that Lexus vehicles have a 6 month free trial in Canada. I think the people in the call centre don't know what to do, they just follow a script - every time they get to a "dead end" trying to help you, the default answer is "contact your dealer" After multiple calls with my salesperson and his XM rep, we finally got the radio hooked back up, but then the sound quality was crap. The 6 month trial has finally expired for me and I haven't called XM to activate the full subscription. They did the multiple refresh on my radio as well, when the sound quality was bad - it never worked, never activated - the dealer had to get his XM rep to activate it (although the sound issue was never rectified. My advice - save yourself the aggravation and call your dealer - or just forget about XM altogether and just hook up your ipod.
  8. If you can't get your dealer to disable it, don't stress, the chime stops after about 30 seconds. (Don't know if it starts up again though.)
  9. The Canadian Dealer says the short 4 yrs 120,000km extension is only available up front - the other longer ones (5 and 7 yrs) are available any time before the manufacturer's warranty is up (subject to a surcharge). I will take my chances.
  10. thanks for replying Paul - I am going to call today and ask the business manager about waiting to decide about the warranty extension - I did not get the impression from her last week when I signed the papers that this was an option - she was talking about me having until delivery to decide..... probably hard for you to comment since you put so little miles on your vehicle - but how does the RX 350 fare after the standard warranty is up? I'm slightly concerned with all the gizmos and electronics - could be costly if something in that computer goes, no? I am not in Toronto - I'm an hour west of Toronto in Kitchener. The Lexus dealer here has been around for DECADES - a very reputable local family with TOP NOTCH SERVICE - have heard very good things about them from other customers on the Toyota side, and so far I have been very impressed with the people on the Lexus side - friendly, knowledgeable, professional. Don't have any first hand experience on the service side, but I'm not concerned at all. I'm not familiar with any of the Toronto dealers, but have to think that with a broader market, they'd better be up to high standards or would quickly lose business to the other luxury dealers across the street or down the road. I will see if I can find anyone in my company who lives in Toronto that may have some experience with the dealers there and let you know.
  11. Hi everyone, I am leasing a 2010 RX 350 - I pick it up Saturday! I'm pretty excited, this will be my first Lexus. I am wondering what "the experts" here think about extended warranties - is it necessary? I don't intend to buy the vehicle at the end of the lease (at least I don't think so at this point). In Canada, the standard warranty is 4 years or 80,000km. My lease is 4 years, but I will proably do closer to 120,000km by the end of the lease term. The cost of the warranty is about $2000 (CDN). What do you think?